Midi Fighter Multi-Sample on DJ TechTools

Midi Fighter Multi-Sample screenshot

You can now read about my Midi Fighter Multi-Sample Max for Live patch in an article I have written over on the DJ TechTools website.

The article provides easy to follow, step-by-step instructions detailing how to set up and use the patch in conjunction with the Drum Rack in Ableton Live; whilst the patch is now also available to download for free direct from the DJ TechTools site (providing you have a user account).

Alternatively, the patch is still available to download for free from maxforlive.com; with the most recent update including clearer, more straightforward setup instructions.

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Midi Fighter Multi-Sample Max for Live patch

Some time ago a friend showed me this video, in which multiple samples are being assigned to a single trigger button on a Midi Fighter. I’m not exactly sure how it’s working in this context but the Note Length MIDI Effect is present in the Drum Rack and is clearly responsible. Interestingly, if you listen for the moment when the camera shot sample is triggered, the beginning of one of the other samples assigned to that trigger button can also be heard. In any case, I figured I could throw together a small Max for Live patch to perform a similar job, while at the same time remove the audible overlapping of samples as identified in relation to the camera shot.

Having finally found a bit of spare time over the summer, I designed a patch which allows for up to three separate samples to be assigned to any of the trigger buttons on the Midi Fighter by applying different output velocities to the triggered MIDI note depending on the duration for which the button on the Midi Fighter is depressed. The velocity zone editor in a Live Rack’s chain list can then be used to set different samples to respond to specific output velocities from the Midi Fighter. The three velocities are all customisable, meaning that the patch can also be used to trigger the same sample at different velocities by bypassing the user of the velocity zone editor in a chain list; as is the response speed for the triggering of each of the three samples, with available options of fast and slow.

The patch can be downloaded here.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated and l hope it will come in handy for some people.